Wine vinegar in the bath softens skin and restores its natural acid balance; women have done it for centuries. Save any leftover wine from your table and allow it to “sour” (let it sit unopened at room temperature for several days). Bottled and tied up with a bow, this is a perfect last-minute hostess gift.
• 1 cup sour wine or wine vinegar
1. To use: Pour the vinegar into a warm bath and enjoy. For gift giving, fill pretty bottles with red or white wine vinegar and add a sprig of dried herb.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Holt Paperbacks, 2002). For more recipes and ideas or to contact Janice, visit her website at www.janicecox.com
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